15/05/18

Permalink 11:01:24 am, by jtakeda, 20 words, 12 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

DH Pixelating Mixer

Wrote and submitted an abstract for the Pixelating mixer at UBC in June and added it to the Github repo.

10/05/18

Permalink 04:28:15 pm, by mholmes, 12 words, 15 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 90

Fourth interview completed

With JJ and EC. Very interesting indeed; different perspective from previous ones.

04/05/18

Permalink 02:28:28 pm, by jtakeda, 7 words, 9 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

JADH planning

Consulted with MH re: article for JADH

30/04/18

Permalink 07:44:12 pm, by jtakeda, 4 words, 11 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Mtg

Lunch meeting for Endings.

20/04/18

Permalink 04:07:50 pm, by mholmes, 132 words, 18 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 360

Final work on Graves nearly done

I've built the generated Solr index into a zip file as part of the build, and BJ has the URL when he's ready to try ingesting it. I've spent a lot of the day writing documentation in the ODD file, and adding a build process for the ODD file that gives us half-decent HTML documentation. There's a fair bit more to do by way of documentation -- there's nothing on tagging practices, for example -- but what's there is good and helpful, and I've included it in the site, only linked from one place, but it's there to be viewed by anyone who has the URL. I will probably have to focus on other stuff starting Monday, but when I get free moments I can come back and add to the docs.

19/04/18

Permalink 04:56:54 pm, by mholmes, 55 words, 14 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 360

Graves: Solr search working

I've got the Solr search working and tested using my local install of Solr. The results are pretty effective, and I'm pleased, although this is really only a proof-of-concept. The next stage is to document this thoroughly, which I'm going to do in a rough draft of a paper I'll give somewhere at some point.

16/04/18

Permalink 04:46:06 pm, by mholmes, 119 words, 15 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 360

Graves: Google search done; Solr search page coming along

Over the weekend I set up a Google Custom Search for Graves, and integrated it into the site. I did some final bugfixing this morning and that now seems to be working.

Today I got back into working on the Solr search, and after a quick addition to the Solr index (which will have to be propagated to the Library's Solr servers if they agree to host the index), I've built a large "Advanced search" page which has lots of options for filtering by named entities and so on. I've got the form completed, and I've started on the JS class which will handle the actual search. I'm developing against my local install of Solr, which is working well.

13/04/18

Permalink 03:59:35 pm, by mholmes, 77 words, 15 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 300

Excellent progress with Solr

After consulting with BJ, I've now got the Graves build process creating a collection of XML files optimized for Solr indexing with the default schema, and I've tested them with a local Solr instance. I'm confident I can build a nicely-faceted search page which uses a remote Solr backend to support rich queries with syntax highlighting. This was a little easier than I thought it was going to be. I think I like Solr quite a lot.

12/04/18

Permalink 04:40:59 pm, by mholmes, 113 words, 12 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 180

Graves search: on to Solr and Google

I now have the Graves site creating a Google-style sitemap, which is referenced in robots.txt. That's a prerequisite for setting up a Google search page, which should be fairly straightforward. I've also got a working Solr implementation on my computer and I've been testing and learning about it once again. I think the logical approach is going to be to create JSON for ingestion into Solr, which will give the ultimate in flexibility and enable us to create a faceted search interface. The Solr examples have a single file for each collection, but I think we're going to want to break it up; I'm not quite sure how to handle that yet.

11/04/18

Permalink 05:02:18 pm, by mholmes, 85 words, 11 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Completed the Graves integration of local search

A number of additional tweaks and feature updates to complete the local search part of this project:

  • Search functionality tweaked to strip out accented characters in the search tokens.
  • Search results now include a list of the tokens actually searched (not stopped or too short)
  • Exist can now supply the simple local search at the search.html URL.
  • Some nifty flex tweaks make the wrapping of the home page more friendly to keeping the search content together with its results.
  • Everything is tested under https.

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